Visiting Instructor/Visiting Lecturer, University of Central Florida Dept. of Writing and Rhetoric

Position Title: Visiting Instructor or Visiting Lecturer, Department of Writing and Rhetoric

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric (DWR) at the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH), invites applications for a 9-month, visiting instructor or lecturer (depending on degree) non-tenure earning position anticipated to begin August 2019 and will be renewable up to four years.  

Duties:  The successful candidate will teach first-year composition courses (ENC 1101 and/or ENC 1102). The teaching load is 4 courses per semester (4/4) with the potential to teach summer courses. Teaching modes may include face-to-face, mediated/hybrid, and online depending on department needs. Successful candidates will participate in service to the department, which could include curriculum development and program assessment, among other options.

UCF is a major metropolitan research university, enrolling over 66,000 students. Located in Orlando, FL, it is the center of a growing, diverse community of nearly two million people. The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is an award-winning, vibrant, independent writing department. Our department is nationally known for its commitment to Writing About Writing pedagogy, and our first-year composition program won the CCCC Certificate of Excellence in 2013. For more information about the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, please visit our website at For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s (for instructor rank) or terminal/Ph.D. (for lecturer) degree from an accredited institution in Rhetoric and Composition or related field (e.g., English, education, communication, or other fields in which writing and rhetoric are a significant focus of study) at the time of hire and at least one year of experience teaching composition courses at the college level at time of hire.

Preferences:  Candidates who have substantial graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Composition (and, ideally, a terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field) from an accredited institution; demonstrated excellence in teaching college composition courses; graduate coursework or training in areas that would support current departmental upper-division course offerings; demonstrated experience in curricular innovation, assessment, and/or participation in professional development activities; and interest in or experience teaching with a Writing About Writing pedagogy.

Application Process:  The university requires that all applicants apply online at In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio that includes, at minimum, a teaching philosophy, a syllabus for a first-year composition course, and a sample assignment sequence for that course; and (4) the contact information for three professional references (names, emails, and phone numbers).

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin once the position is closed.  Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received.  Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

For further questions about this position, please contact Professor Stuart Dees,

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.